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Monday with Rob Cowan - Patricia Routledge, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto

Rob Cowan suggests companion pieces for Bernstein's Fugue and Riffs, and actress Dame Patricia Routledge highlights her cultural influences and inspirations.

Essential Classics with Rob Cowan

Rob takes us through the morning with the best in classical music including:

0930 Rob explores potential companion pieces for a well known piece of music. This morning, with what would you follow Haydn's vibrant, tuneful Trumpet Concerto?

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

1050 Actress Dame Patricia Routledge reveals the cultural influences that have shaped and inspired her.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Coronation March

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Pentatone.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • The World of The Piano: Ashkenazy, Schiff, Lupu.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • Anon

    Musiques au temps de la guerre

    Performer: Jordi Savall.
  • Henry Purcell

    O sing unto the Lord

    Conductor: Simon Preston. Choir: Choir of Christ Church College, Oxford. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Purcell: Te Deum, Jubilate: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concert in E flat major, H VIIe 1

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Haydn, Hummel etc: Trumpet Concertos: Alison Balsom.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Das Jahr (October)

    Performer: Lauma Skride.
    • The Year.
    • SONY BMG.
    • 10.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides, Op 26

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite for Military Band No.2 in F major, Op 28b

    Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • MERCURY.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation: Einleitung, 'Die Vorstellung des Chaos'

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • PHI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in D major, BWV. 911

    Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva.
    • Mirare.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E major (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • Wynton Marsalis: The London Concert: Haydn, L.Mozart, Fasch, Hummel.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Le déluge (Cantates à deux voix II)

    Performer: Georges Guillard. Performer: Claire Giardelli. Singer: Isabelle Poulenard. Singer: Michel Verschaeve.
    • Jacquet de la Guerre: Cantates bibliques - Pieces instrumentales et vocales.
    • Arion.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in D major, Op 70 No 1, 'Ghost'

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Performer: Daniel Sepec. Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Fantaisie norvégienne

    Performer: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow. Orchestra: Granada City Orchestra. Conductor: Kees Bakels.
    • BIS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV 286, 'Per la solennita di San Lorenzo'

    Ensemble: Europa Galante. Conductor: Fabio Biondi.
    • Glossa.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A Minor, K.511

    Performer: Richard Goode.
    • Mozart.
    • 7.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • Living Stereo Collection Box.
    • Sony.
    • 21.
  • Giacomo Puccini


    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Chandos.


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